Fried okra is my all-time favorite vegetable. It is the only green vegetable that I get excited about eating. I can eat a ton of it. I prefer to make it at home as opposed to eating it out. Most restaurants just fry frozen okra. It has the stems and tips in it, and I hate when I accidentally eat those pieces. Yuck!
I like to buy the small okra pods and slice it fairly thin. Most of the time I just slice it and toss it in corn meal. This time I decided to soak the okra in buttermilk and then toss it in corn meal. It was like little cornbread nuggets with yummy okra inside. It was absolutely delicious!
Southern Fried Okra
- 1 lb okra
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups self-rising cornmeal
Rinse okra and slice. Discard stems and tips. Pour buttermilk over sliced okra; cover and chill 30 minutes.
Remove okra from buttermilk. Dredge okra in cornmeal.
Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a Dutch oven or large skillet. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Fry okra in batches until golden brown, about 4 minutes.